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Monthly Archives: July 2014

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The post Meet JC De La Torre this weekend at Tampa Bay ComicCon! appeared first on Star Mage Comic.

Earth Station One Ep 225San Diego Comic Con was last week and none of the ESO crew were in attendance. Instead, Mike and Mike decided to stay at home and talk comics with our good friends Doctor Q and Greg Plunket. Writer/editor Kyle Strickland is our Geek Seat victim of the week and Friend of the Station Michael Day joins us to announce the online release of the new Starship Farragut episode (written by a certain award-winning author). Plus, Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: An Old Fashion Comic Book Talk

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:04:06 Rants & Raves
0:20:50 Kyle Strickland (Author) Interview & Geek Seat
0:35:16 An Old Fashion Comic Book Talk
1:22:49 Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science
1:24:28 ESO Khan Report
1:33:26 Michael Day from Starship Farragut
1:40:54 ESO Shout Outs & Show Close

Link
The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store
ESO on iTunes
ESO on Stitcher
The New ESO Window Sticker
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Bobby Nash
Monsterama
Kyle M Strickland
Matter Deep Publishing
Mars-01 by Matter Deep Publishing
Legion of Substitute Podcasters #300
Raging Bullets #400
Odin Comics

ESO Khan! Appearances

Aug 1-2 Rockabilly Luau (Austell, GA)
ESO (MikeG)

Aug 1-3 Monsterama (Atlanta, GA)
ESO (MikeF)

Aug 1-3 Tampa Bay Comic Con
TFA (JC & Rita)

Aug 8 Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta at Red Light Café
RRETRO (Doctor Q)

Aug 8-10 Boston Comic Con
ESO (MikeG)

Aug 9 Barnes & Noble
ESO (MikeF & Phantom)

Aug 10 Atlanta Comic Convention
ESO

Aug 15 Speakeasy Electro Swing Summerslam
Doctor Q

Aug 29-Sep 1 Dragoncon
ESO Network (All)

Sept 12-14 Fan Boy Expo (Tampa, FL)
DGEEK (Dr. Geek)
13HR (DebbieV)
TFA (JC & Rita)

Sept 13 CreativeCon (Panama City Beach, FL)
ESO (Bobby)
CHIMICHANGA CREW

Sept 27 Dr Geek’s Science Fair (Bradenton, FL)
DGEEK (Dr. Geek)

Oct 3-5 Archon (St. Louis, MO)
WROCK (Van)

Oct 19 Time Lord Fest (Tampa, FL)
TFA (Jason & Rita)
DGEEK (Dr. Geek)

Dec 6-7 Farragut Fest (Kingsland, GA)
ESO (Bobby, MikeG)

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By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz

1819 KS_New_galaxyBy this point, Marvel’s superhero movie empire seems to be pretty much bulletproof. Starting with “Iron Man” back in 2008, Marvel has managed to take B-list superheroes and turn them into blockbusters, building enough buzz for their team-up film “The Avengers” that it became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time. It would have been easy for Marvel to settle into that comfortable pattern of hits, which is why I admire them for taking a genuine risk this summer: “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” — based on one of Marvel’s lesser-known comics — is a departure from the superhero films Marvel has produced in the past. The sci-fi action/adventure film involves a team of misfit rogues and criminals — a sort of anti-hero version of the Avengers — who team up (somewhat reluctantly) to save the galaxy. It’s decidedly quirky; the trailers so far indicate the film will be heavy on comedy, and two of the members of that team of misfits include a talking raccoon and a walking tree (yes, you read that right).

It’s understandable that at first some didn’t think this was exactly the perfect recipe for a summer blockbuster. Would the concept be too strange, too obscure for audiences to connect with? Was it too much of a departure from the films audiences were used to seeing from Marvel? Would “Guardians” turn out to be Marvel’s first real flop?

I’m hoping audiences will give this movie a chance. Of course I haven’t seen it yet, so I could change my mind after this weekend, but initial buzz is very good, and I think the marketing campaign is working. The movie has a 97 percent rating right now on Rotten Tomatoes; while that number could drop some by this weekend, it’s a great start, and the early reviews seem to be enthusiastic.

I’ve been really pleased with the trailers released for the movie so far. The visual effects look impressive (it seems like it’s been a while since we’ve seen a film with a really good all-out space battle), and the cast seems to be having fun with their roles. I think Chris Pratt will be great as the leader of the Guardians: Peter Quill, a sort of slacker Han Solo. However, Bradley Cooper may well steal the show as the voice of the feisty, gun-toting Rocket Raccoon.

I think Disney and Marvel also picked a good time to release the movie. Overall, this seems to be a slower summer than normal, and “Guardians” won’t have much competition by the time it hits the box office this weekend. “Guardians” looks like the perfect blend of fun (and funny) and exciting, and the uniqueness of its concept could bring people out to the theater again.

Right now “Guardians” is tracking about $70 million, which isn’t quite as high as “Captain America’s” $90 million+ opening earlier this year but is still well above “flop” territory. If buzz continues to build and critical response remains strong, I could see this number actually going higher. Ironically, Marvel’s bigger gamble now may actually be next summer’s more conventional superhero movie “Ant-Man,” which has been plagued by some negative buzz due to director and cast departures.

So, are you looking forward to “Guardians of the Galaxy?” Do you think it will be a hit or a miss for Marvel?

ESW Ep 72The ESW crew get happy! Mike, Mike, Jen, and comic book colorist Charlie Kirchoff travel with the Seventh Doctor and Ace to get some sweets from the Kandy Man. But will this saccharine story turn us into Killjoys? Don’t worry, on Terra Alpha “Happiness will prevail.”


Links
Earth Station Who Amazon.com E-store
ESW on iTunes
ESW on Stitcher
TARDISTOPIA
The New ESO Window Sticker
Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Happiness Patrol on DVD
Charlie Kirchoff
Charlie Kirchoff on Facebook
Charlie Kirchoff on Twitter
Charlie Kirchoff on Instagram
Charlie Kirchoff on Wattpad

 

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JC and Rita with a very special program this week as they begin their Dragon Con 2014 coverage with Brit Track’s Caro Brown. We give you all the scoop on this year’s Brit Track, which covers Doctor Who, Sherlock and pretty much everything having to do with British media.

Plus, the duo go back in TFA’s past and bring back their first ever guest, film maker Curtis Woodside. Curtis’ new film, Fear of Hue, premieres on YouTube on the 1st of August.

All this plus Thor’s a girl?

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